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1. An ornament carved in low relief.
2. A moving or still picture consisting of two slightly different perspectives of the same subject in contrasting colors that are superimposed on each other, producing a three-dimensional effect when viewed through two correspondingly colored filters.

[From Late Latin anaglyphus, carved in low relief, from Greek anagluphos : ana-, ana- + gluphein, to carve; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·glyph′ic, an′a·glyp′tic (-glĭp′tĭk) adj.
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As the disparity for an anaglyphic or vectographic target is increased, the crossed direction creates an image which appears paradoxically smaller, though it appears closer, and the uncrossed disparity image appears larger though it appears farther away.
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